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W&A Girls fly programme in Africa executives Refilwe Ledwaba and Andrea Chetty at our new offices planning for the next fly for STEM flight..Andrea ,a qualified private pilot and rpas instructor will be flying with Refilwe on the next "fly for STEM flight " to Botswana.
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FLY FOR STEM AFRICA CAMPAIGN” What an awesome day at Bethlehem Airfield. A big thank you to our host and sponsor Paramount aviation (http://www.flyparamount.co.za/). We started the day by introducing learners to basic aerodynamics, showed them different controls of aeroplanes and helicopters, a presentation about emerging technologies in aviation, a presentation about drones and paper planes competition. Some learners had an opportunity to go on to their intro flights Their task for the day was to research about drones and practical applications in their communities!!! A big thank you to Aeronautical Society of South Africa (AeSSA) for providing different design paper planes. A big thank you to the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) for providing information brochures. A big thank you to “Fly for STEM Africa campaign “sponsors. If you are in grade 8 to 12, please do visit our website to apply for the gfpa foundation programmes. www.womenandaviation.com
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We are very excited to be part of and supporting Ethiopian Airlines all women operated flight to Buenos Aires on March the 8th (International Women's day ) #empowermentmatters #womeninaviation #Internationalwomensday
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We officially have an office at Grand Central airport.We will be running most of our programmes and training from FAGC.Officially opening in March..do visit us !!!A big thank you to a generous supporter !!! Do check our website for the 2018 girls fly programme in Africa foundation programmes (Applications open for grade 8 to 12 leaners) and also nominations open for Africa's most inspiring women in aviation and space (to be featured in our annual W&A magazine). www.womenandaviation.com
Africa’s most inspirational women in aviation and space annual publication. Nominations open.Please visit our website www.womenandaviation.com to access the forms for nominations. Go to What we offer and then select history and publication Calls for the nominations of the most inspiring women in aviation and space in Africa and the most inspiring youth (Under 35 years of age) in Aviation and space in Africa. The awards aim to identify, recognise, celebrate, highlight and honour women that have made a significant contribution as record setters and pioneers in the aviation and space industry in Africa. The awards also aim to celebrate and showcase the works that have a significant positive impact in Africa and the world at large. The 50 most inspiring women and the 50 most inspiring youth (Under 35) will also be profiled in our annual women and aviation publication.
Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science "Science and gender equality are both vital for sustainable development. Yet women and girls continued to be excluded from participating fully in science: less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women " https://en.unesco.org/women-and-girls-in-science
One of our own Lisa Tele (ATNS) representing the Africa region on Civil Aviation matters in preparation for the world radio conference at ICAO #womenandaviation #womenmakinganimpact #representingAfrica @lisatele
Girls fly programme in Africa Foundation “Inform, connect, motivate and inspire the current and next generation of aviation and space leaders in Africa” Application for the 2018 GFPA foundation programmes open Access the application forms from the link below: - https://lnkd.in/g26hHM5 Requirements High School learners from SADC region Mathematics and Science (more than 60 %) The annual programme conducts various exciting, stimulating, engaging and challenging educational initiatives aimed at: - • Creating an awareness of STEM field with a focus on aviation and space careers in Africa • Shaping and developing aspirant aviatrix and future leaders in the STEM sphere in Africa. • Encouraging an excellent work ethic, ambition, goal-setting, drive and focus on our girls. • Cultivating a culture of community-building and volunteerism among the youth in Africa Existing Programmes • Aviation and Space workshops with an emerging technology theme • Aviation and Space camp (5 days) • “Fly for STEM Africa campaign” • Robotics, Coding and Design thinking workshops • Career and personal development workshops • Introductory Flight gfpafoundation@womenandaviation.com
Meet Kaone Kamanakao, executive director of Girls fly programme in Africa (GFPA) foundation in Botswana.Kaone forms part of the GFPA foundation Africa team.She is a qualified commercial pilot, a mother, a wife, president of women in aviation international, Botswana chapter and blogger for women and aviation. To contact Kaone gfpabotswana@womenandaviation.com Empowering the next generation of aviation and space leaders in Africa !!!
It is awesome to see our former campers coming back to volunteer for the organisation. We are excited to have our 2016 aviation and space camper Savanna Boltman volunteering to manage the 2018 Aviation and space camp. Savanna will also be joining the dynamic GFPA foundation Africa team as an executive under the guidance and mentorship of executive director W&A Refilwe Ledwaba.Savanna is currently completing her Private Pilot License and studying towards an Aviation business management degree at a USA based University.Welcome to the GFPA team. Empowering the next generations of aviation and space leaders in Africa !!!
Welcome to our first six bloggers...We will introduce our last 6 bloggers next week. #aviation #space #STEMeducation
GFPA foundation programmes in partnership women in aviation international Botswana chapter and Girls invent tomorrow 2018 Application forms are available and closing date 28 February 2018 http://www.womenandaviation.com/wa/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/GFPA_Application-form_print-2018.pdf
We are excited to have the Aeronautical Society of South Africa (Aessa) http://www.aessa.org.za/, supporting our Girls fly programme in Africa (GFPA) foundation. #STEMeducation #aviation #space #girlscanfly #girlscanfix
Our next "fly for STEM Africa " campaign takes us to a small town of Bethlehem in the free state province.We will be hosting 200 girls for a fun filled aviation day and activities will include paperplane challenge,presentation on STEM careers !!! #stemeducation #aviation #space #C172 #flyforstem
A brief introduction of our bloggers. We would like to welcome our blog contributors.We will be introducing more in the next few days.Be sure to sign on to our blog when our website goes live on the 31st of January. You can read more about the bloggers on online .Welcome aboard !!! www.womenandaviation.com Trish Machiri (Canada) Trish is a qualified maintenance engineer and holds a Master of Science degree in Air Transport Management from City University, London, UK. She has a passion for Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematica (STEM) and, would like to see more women take up leadership positions. Yolanda Mkhonto (South Africa) Yolanda is an air traffic controller at (ATNS) and an aspiring entrepreneur. She is currently completing a project management diploma with IATA and completing leadership studies at the Wits business school and will be blogging about women in leadership. Peggy Janssens (South Africa) Peggy studied Tourism and Marketing and became a successful independent marketing and events manager. She is a qualified RPAS instructor, holds a PPL and busy with her commercial pilot license.Her focus on the blog will be on education. Refilwe Ledwaba (South Africa) Refilwe is a qualified rotor and fixed-wing pilot, Flight instructor, MBA graduate, and will be blogging about various topics in the aviation industry Atienno Maureenne (Kenya) Qualified aircraft technician from Kenya and Membership chairperson of the Women in Aviation-Kenya Chapter.She will be blogging about various topics of women in aviation Mzukona Mantshontsho (South Africa) Mzukona is a publishing executive for African Professional magazine. She is an economics and Journalism graduate and was the editor for few major newspapers.Mzukona will be blogging about a range of topics around aviation, STEM and economics. Racheal Mugide (Uganda) Rachel is the Founder of SOCAM (Save Our Children and Mothers Foundation) based in Uganda, passionate about making a difference in the lives of women, girls and children, across the world. She is also a Tour and travel operator of a Tour company called Travel World Safaris Ltd which was founded in the year 2016..more profiles coming .......
- Africa's most inspiring women in aviation and space - Africa's most inspiring young women in aviation and space Nomination opens:- 9 February 2018 "Honouring women in aviation and space, and documenting their history and achievements" www.womenandaviation.com
"FLY FOR STEM AFRICA CAMPAIGN" Apply to be part of the fly for STEM Africa campaign at your nearest airport: - Closing date 28 February 2018 Two days programme, 9000 girls in SA,200 in Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. The programme will take over at various airports in SA, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland Programme includes: - 1.Visit the airport 2.Introduction to aerodynamics 3.Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) careers 4.Emerging technology i.e. Drones Requirements: - 1.I page motivation as to why you should be selected for the programme 2.Grade 8 to 12 3.Mathematics and Science 4.Province and Nearest airport 5.Send the information to info@womenandaviation.com “The fly for STEM Africa” campaign aims to reach 9000 girls mostly in the rural areas across 9 provinces in South Africa and will be expanding to the rest of Africa in 2018.It is important to have interventions that help increase girls’ and women’s interest in, and engagement with, STEM education In the pic:- 2016 Aviation and space camp
Girls fly programme in Africa 2018 In partnership with girls invent tomorrow and women in aviation Botswana chapter Application forms will be online from the 31st January 2018 (www.womenandaviation.com) Apply to be part of our 2018 programme: - Closing date 28 February 2018 300 girls,12 months of intensive and fun programmes Programmes which will take place in various countries and provinces include: -  Aviation and Space workshops with an emerging technology theme  Robotics workshops  Coding workshops  Design thinking workshops  5 Days aviation and Space Camp (Johannesburg)  Career and personal development workshops  Introductory Flight  Company visits Requirements: -  Grade 8 to 12 from any SADC country  Grade 8 to 10 (50 % in Pure Mathematics and Science), Grade 11 and 12 (65 % in Pure Mathematics and Science)  Have shown leadership potential Fill in the forms and send them back to gfpafoundation@womenandaviation.com In the pic:- gfpa foundation aviation and space workshop 2016
We are very excited about The” fly for STEM Africa” campaign.The campaign aims to reach 9000 girls mostly in the rural areas across 9 provinces in South Africa and will be expanding to the rest of Africa in 2018.It is important to have interventions that help increase girls’ and women’s interest in, and engagement with, STEM education. Follow us as we tackle some of the factors influencing girls’ and women’s participation, progression and achievement in STEM education with a focus on aviation and space. #STEMeducation #aviation #spacetechnology #coding #robotics #designthinking
GIRLS FLY PROGRAMME IN AFRICA FOUNDATION AVIATION AND SPACE CAMP 2018. We are very excited to partner with Girls invent tomorrow and women in aviation international Botswana chapter for the 2018 aviation and space camp.Application forms for all our programmes, instructions, requirements, will be available from the 31 January 2018. Inspiring the next generations of STEM leaders in Africa !!! https://girlsinventtomorrow.com/about/ #robotics #designthinking #coding #STEMeducation #aviation #space #girlscanfly
Awesome to see Egypt Air supporting Women in Aviation !!! #womeninaviation #empowerment #womenpilots